Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Two Nationals Park traditions literally collided on Sunday as the Washington Nationals celebrated Screech’s birthday with guest appearances by area mascots, and also celebrated Easter with an appearance by a certain bunny. Each had a history of interfering with the fourth inning presidents race, but never on the same day. What followed wasn’t pretty. When … Continue reading Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate

When the Washington Nationals were a perennial loser, many blamed the curse of Teddy Roosevelt; but the narrative switched after 2012, and fans began to believe that the Nats couldn’t win a playoff series precisely because they had let Teddy win. So on Sunday, with Roosevelt having won the presidents race in each of the … Continue reading Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate

Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Sunday’s 16-inning marathon victory by the Nationals over the Minnesota Twins is already  being memorialized as one of the most epic and topsy-turvy games in Nats history, so it’s understandable that the game overshadowed what was also an epic and historic day in the pantheon of presidents races. It was the annual “Kids Opening Day,” … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Video: Screech teams with Teddy and Taft to win presidents race relay on his birthday

The Nationals racing presidents have produced a lot of unusual antics over the years, but Sunday’s fourth inning race brought something Nats fans had never seen: mascot Screech the Eagle crossing the finishing line to take the victory just ahead of “Honest” Abe Lincoln. The victory capped an afternoon-long celebration of Screech’s birthday, with mascots from … Continue reading Video: Screech teams with Teddy and Taft to win presidents race relay on his birthday

Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

The Nationals racing presidents entered the penultimate regular season race of 2014 on Saturday with four-time champion Abraham Lincoln on a tear. Lincoln, the all-time winningest racing president, had been dominated most of the season by Teddy Roosevelt, the perennial loser who came into the season with an all-time regular season record of 12-595 (yes, … Continue reading Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

Teddy Roosevelt declares “Argh!” after losing on Talk Like a Pirate Day

The Nats brought the best record in baseball home to DC as they kicked off the season’s penultimate home stand with a doubleheader vs. the Dodgers Tuesday at Nationals Park. Nationals mascots Teddy Roosevelt and Screech the Eagle aren’t allowed to talk on duty, but that didn’t prevent them from celebrating National Talk Like a … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt declares “Argh!” after losing on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Video: Did George Win? Jefferson handed controversial presidents race victory

Did Screech blow the call? Wednesday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park may have been the closest in racing president history, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson hitting the finish line at precisely the same time. With NASCAR champion Austin Dillon on hand to wave the checkered flag Wednesday, race judge Screech was unusually liberated … Continue reading Video: Did George Win? Jefferson handed controversial presidents race victory